Security Research Technical Program Manager
Herzliya | Program Management | Feb 18, 2024 | Job number 1663481

Security represents the most critical priorities for our customers in a world awash in digital threats, regulatory scrutiny, and estate complexity. Microsoft Security aspires to make the world a safer place for all. We want to reshape security and empower every user, customer, and developer with a security cloud that protects them with end to end, simplified solutions. The Microsoft Security organization accelerates Microsoft’s mission and bold ambitions to ensure that our company and industry is securing digital technology platforms, devices, and clouds in our customers’ heterogeneous environments, as well as ensuring the security of our own internal estate. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world.

Come be part of a global, diverse and vibrant threat research program mangers team, who’s passionate about protecting customers through implementing threat research projects and processes, driving security research analysis, content and strategic direction based on cybersecurity attack landscape, product and customers’ demand, industry & security standards. Our team will work collaboratively with other organizations and stakeholders to plan, develop, and implement security strategies, solutions and content that align with Microsoft security products goals and objectives, And specifically driving on programs and projects in threat research for Microsoft security XDR and SIEM and Security Copilot products.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


As the Technical program Manager for Security Threat Research, you will play a pivotal role in advancing our AI-driven security solutions and driving the content and quality of generative AI security products. You will collaborate with cross-functional global teams, including data scientists, security analysts, engineers, and other project managers, to protect our clients' digital assets through cutting-edge AI-driven security solutions.

In addition, the ideal candidate should possess strong coaching skills, fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for professional growth within the team. 


- Collaborate and drive a team of threat researchers and partner with engineers and product teams globally, in the development and content creation of generative AI solutions for security products. 

- Create and maintain program and project plans, timelines, and KPI to ensure successful delivery in the field of Generative AI. 

- Create and execute a generative AI threat research quality program and process. 

- Define scope, objectives, deliverables, risks, and mitigation, and regularly review progress against these targets. 

- Provide guidance and coaching, contributing to an inclusive environment and a growth mindset. 

- Act as a technical advisor to partner, educate and evangelize on future directions.


• Bachelor's or advanced degree in Computer Science, Machine Learning, or a related field.

• At least 5 years of experience in program or project management, ideally in the field of cybersecurity or AI.

• Experience in Incident response or cyber security


Other Requirements
Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check:
- This position will be required to pass the Microsoft background and Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

• Certifications in project management (e.g., PMP) or AI-related fields are a plus • CISSP or other security certifications are a plus



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